Workforce Development

Employment Development Department

The Employment Development Department assists Fresno employers in meeting their labor needs and helps Fresno job seekers obtain employment. The EDD offers numerous services ranging from reemployment assistance, workforce preparation, job fair assistance, labor market information, as well as many other services.

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Fresno County Workforce Investment Board

Fresno County Workforce Investment Board is the lead agency in a fully integrated service delivery system that helps businesses meet their workforce needs by delivering outplacement, recruitment, and training services.

Employment and training services are provided to Fresno County residents through a unique combination of five Workforce Connection One-Stop Centers, one Satellite Resource Center, and a mobile employment center.

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Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission (FCEOC)

The Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission (FCEOC) is a non-profit organization currently serving more than 160,000 individuals each year through 30 programs addressing the needs of the disadvantaged for education, employment training, health care, family planning, child care, crime prevention, housing, transportation, nutrition, energy conservation and emergency energy assistance.

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Fresno City College Vocational Training Center

The Fresno City College Vocational Training Center teaches practical skills in an environment closely resembling the actual workplace. This learning environment, along with a "hands-on" educational style, allows students to develop skills that best prepare them for their chosen careers.

Working in partnership with industry, CTC's programs mirror industries' needs; new programs are continually developed to teach skills that relate directly to jobs. The end result is highly skilled workers ready to land jobs that pay well.

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Fresno Regional Occupational Program

The Fresno Regional Occupational Program (ROP), is a career preparation program for high school students, 16 years and older, and adults. Fresno ROP serves 6,000 students in 22 member school districts, offering over 150 courses in Agriculture, Business, and Health. Fresno ROP is part of the public education system and serves under the auspices of the Fresno County Office of Education.

ROP provides advanced training for the employed, works collaboratively with post-secondary education to provide a seamless transition for further skill development, provides students with opportunities for business internships, and many other services.

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Fresno Center for New Americans (FCNA)

The Fresno Center for New Americans (FCNA) assists refugees and immigrants in becoming self-sufficient, self fulfilled, and productive members of the community, while fostering cultural preservation and promoting cross-cultural understanding.

Services include Hmong refugee jobs services, beginning English classes, health access education, research and advocacy, and networking and partnering with civic leaders to build a more cohesive and healthier community.

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State Center Community College District (SCCCD)

State Center Community College District (SCCDC) serves approximately one million people and 18 unified and high school districts in more than 5,500 square miles of urban and rural territory, including most of Fresno and Madera Counties and portions of Kings and Tulare Counties.

The SCCCD provides leadership and support for district occupational and workforce preparation programs and K-University partnerships, as well as serves as a liaison with the business community.

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Westside Institute of Technology (WIT)

The Westside Institute of Technology is a regional and collaborative partnership between West Hills Community College District, Mendota Unified School District, the Golden Plains Unified School District, the Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified School District, and other entities.

The WIT offers vocational training programs tailored to workforce opportunities on the Westside by working with local business and industries.

Opening its doors to students on January 14, 2002, West Hills College Coalinga features 18 classrooms, a state-of-the-art science wing called a Collaboratory, the largest and most technologically advanced library in Kings County, a multipurpose center, a full-service student services and administration building, as well as an outdoor amphitheater for students and community members.

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